Charlie Mitchell

Charlie Mitchell

For decades, Mississippi has been living jackpot to jackpot

For nearly 30 years, Mississippi has gotten lucky finding cash to pay its bills — from casino revenues, Big Tobacco millions, MCI-Worldcom settlement, Hurricane Katrina’s $5.5 billion federal aid package and now the BP damages from the Deepwater Horizon disaster. No doubt, some lawmakers see the BP money heading for the state’s General Fund.

Charlie Mitchell

Grand Gulf a ‘catastrophe’ that became an asset

For many years during its construction in the 1970s, the Grand Gulf Nuclear Station, nestled by the Mississippi River in Claiborne County, was referred to as ‘Grand Goof.’ Now, the first and only plant of its type in Mississippi, has been cleared to keep juicing nearly 20 percent of the state’s demand for another two decades.

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WATCH: Southern Miss rolls in front of large Biloxi crowd

Southern Miss beat UTSA 7-1 to advance to C-USA semifinals.
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WATCH: Southern Miss rolls in front of large Biloxi crowd 2:04

WATCH: Southern Miss rolls in front of large Biloxi crowd

Ocean Springs gradates cross the stage 0:25

Ocean Springs gradates cross the stage

USM survives CUSA elimination game against Louisiana Tech 1:08

USM survives CUSA elimination game against Louisiana Tech

Matt McDonnell tells the Lions Club his plans for life after politics 0:37

Matt McDonnell tells the Lions Club his plans for life after politics